New Riverton City Police Chief Meets Foothills Elementary School Students and Introduces Everyone to K-9 Cop Titan

It was an opportunity for the new Riverton City Police Department to get to know students and share some important safety tips as we begin the new school year.

Police Chief Don Hutson had a big surprise for students at Foothills Elementary School as well. The Chief arrived in the gymnasium with members of the police department motor squad and two motorcycles. After that, Chief Hutson introduced students to the department’s K-9 cop. The K-9 cop, named Titan, demonstrated how he does some serious crime-fighting work.

Superintendent Godfrey shared a safety message with students and he had everyone join him in a Foothills cheer.

Again, this was an opportunity for the newly formed Riverton City Police Department to help kids get to know officers who work so hard to protect and serve in our communities.

A big thanks to Police Chief Don Hutson, K-9 Titan and the Riverton City Police Department.

School Cafeteria Transformed into ‘State Fair’ Stop for Students

A man in a cow costume gives student high fives. Students at Daybreak Elementary School were treated to a true taste of the Utah State Fair as they headed to the school cafeteria on Wednesday. Lunch ladies created a State Fair-like atmosphere wearing colorful clothing, making cow cookies, serving corn dogs, hamburgers, cow sunglasses and offering prizes in a coloring contest. While the students loved the food, the dancing cow was a really big hit.

It was State Fair Day in the cafeteria and each student who ate school lunch received a ticket to the Utah State Fair. It’s an opportunity for children who might otherwise miss out on the activities, exhibits and experience of going to the fair.

Thank you to our amazing lunch ladies and Dairy West for making mealtime such a memorable “State Fair” experience!

FUN FACT FRIDAY: More New Schools on the Way as Growth Continues

With the opening of five new schools on time and under budget for the 2019-20 school year, construction work doesn’t end.

As rapid growth continues in the District, two additional schools are set to open for the 2020-21 school year.

Construction is underway on a new elementary school in West Jordan at 8860 S. 6400 West. Masons are busy laying brick and they are hoping to have walls up before the winter season sets in. Site work continues at the new school as well. This elementary will be the same design as the new Ridge View and Mountain Point Elementary Schools.

The new Hidden Valley Middle School in Bluffdale is taking shape. The walls are up and windows in and they hope to have a roof in place before winter. This school is the same design as the new West Jordan Middle School.

Kindergarten Teacher Receives Donation to Help Struggling Students

Three people pose with a check. Hayden Peak Elementary School kindergarten teacher Juli Newman received a check from 1st Class Comfort Heating and Air to buy tools and supplies for her classroom. Ms. Newman received the $350 check because of her dedication to making sure all of her students, even those who struggle academically receive the best education possible. So, the money will be put to good use!

Keep up the great work, Ms. Newman and congratulations on your award.